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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sheal, Son of Binnui
Sheal, Descendant of Bani (שְׁאָל‎, she'al). A member of the family of Bani in the postexilic Jewish community. Sheal was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sheal (Person)
SHEAL (PERSON) [Heb šĕʾāl (שְׁאָל)]. A descendant of Bani and one of the returned exiles who was required by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:29 = 1 Esdr 9:30). Noth believes this name should be read yišʾāl (with kethib apud Orientales), meaning “May he (God) make a request of him” or “May
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sheal. One of Bani’s sons who was told by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezr 10:29).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sheal shēʹal [Heb. šeʾāl; Apoc. Asaēlos] (Ezr. 10:29 par 1 Esd. 9:30); AV Apoc. JASAEL; NEB Apoc. ASAELUS. Son of Bani; an Israelite layperson who divorced his foreign wife in the time of Ezra.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SHEAL One of Bani’s sons who was told by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezr 10:29).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sheal (shee´uhl), a returning exile who divorced his non-Israelite wife in compliance with Ezra’s reforms (Ezra 10:29).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sheal (Heb. šĕʾāl)A returned exile required to send away his foreign wife and their children; descendant of Bani (Ezra 10:29).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sheal [shēˊəl] (Heb. še˒āl “petition”). One of those required by Ezra to divorce their foreign wives (Ezra 10:29).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
She´al (asking), one of the sons of Bani who had married a foreign wife. Ezra 10:29. (b.c. 452.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHE´AL (shēʹal; “asking”), one of the “sons” of Bani, who put away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:29), 456 b.c.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
ShealSheal (sheeʹuhl; kjv, ‘Jasael’), a returning exile who had married a foreign woman (Ezra 10:29; see also 1 Esdras 9:30).
See also
Binnui Father
Joseph Brother
Jeremoth Brother
Malluch Brother
Meshullam Brother
Adaiah Brother
Jashub Brother